IRS releases “Dirty Dozen” list of scams to watch out for

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(CNN) – The IRS released what it considers to be the top tax scams of 2020.

The federal agency said the list focuses on scams that target taxpayers and emphasize aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief.

There are 12 different kinds of scams on the list.

One of the most common types is phishing scams, which the IRS calls a major threat.

These schemes use fake emails and websites to steal personal information.

There are also fake charities and threatening impersonator phone calls.

Those are calls where the scammer pretends to be the IRS and demands money or threatens the victim with legal action.

The IRS said Americans need to remain vigilant against these threats, especially during the pandemic.

For a full list of scams, visit their website.

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